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The second oriental head: AD.12.40-40

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Current Location: In storage


The second oriental head


Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1876) by Cambridge University Library


17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1635


Only state.

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( Antique laid paper, printed on wire side, chainlines vertical, chainlines width: 24-25 mm W/M Eagle, double headed type C-a (Hinterding 2006))
Plate Height 151 mm Width 126 mm
Sheet Height 167 mm Width 138 mm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt geretuckert [some of the letters in the second word are reversed]
  • Location: Image upper right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.12.40-40
Primary reference Number: 41468
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 150
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B287 Only state
Biörklund/Barnard: BB35-4 Only state
Old location number: 38.2.26b
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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